By Meredith V. Wellmeier | Photos by Scott Cook
Comics are total fiction—right? Maybe not.
Theoretical physicists are taking a closer look at the possibilities of some of our most beloved superheroes’ fantastic elements. In 2014, President Barack Obama announced the U.S. Military would begin working with prop makers and entrepreneurs to design its very own Iron Man suit.
Students in Rollins College’s Mysteries and Marvels neighborhood are also looking to comics and movies for inspiration about the phenomena of the universe. An rFLA class led by a physics professor is dedicated to the study of superheroes—putting some of our favorite characters’ most famously unfeasible feats to the test to see what’s really possible.
The Science of Superheroes
Chris Fuse, associate professor of physics